Hills Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalls select canned dog food for excessive vitamin D

February 1, 2019

The recall includes prescription diet and over-the-counter canned food; supplier cited as source of error.

Hill's Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling varieties of canned dog food following the discovery of elevated levels of vitamin D, according to a company release. An internal investigation by Hill's confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D in 25 of their canned dog food varieties after receiving a complaint regarding a dog showing clinical signs of elevated vitamin D levels. 

Hill's cited the cause as supplier error and will require the supplier to implement additional quality testing, according to the release. The company also promised to add further ingredient testing to the existing safety protocol.

Depending on the length of the pet's exposure, vitamin D toxicosis can present clinical signs such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Severe cases could lead to renal failure or death. 

Dog owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if their dogs have consumed any of the products listed below, and dogs exhibiting any of these signs should be taken to the veterinarian immediately.

So far, the voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food distributed in the United States (U.S.) and is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA. At this time, no dry foods, cat foods or treats are affected. If products sold outside of the U.S. are determined to be affected as well, that information will be communicated on that country's Hill's website, according to the release.

Veterinary professionals and pet owners should discontinue feeding and dispose of canned foods with the specific lot/date codes listed in the chart below. Discarded products can be replaced free of charge through the Hill's website or by calling 1-800-445-5777. Visit Hill's for more information.

Check for affected products in the table below:

Product Name

SKU Number

Lot Code / Date Code

Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

3384

102020T10

 

 

102020T25

Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

3389

102020T04

 

 

102020T10

 

 

102020T19

Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz

3390

102020T11

 

 

112020T23

 

 

122020T07

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Canine 5.5oz

5403

102020T17

 

 

112020T22

Hill's Prescription Diet g/d Canine 13oz

7006

112020T19

Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Canine 13oz

7008

092020T30

 

 

102020T07

 

 

102020T11

 

 

112020T22

Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Canine 13oz

7009

112020T20

Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine 13oz

7010

102020T10

Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Canine 13oz

7017

092020T30

 

 

102020T11

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Canine 13oz

7018

102020T04

 

 

112020T22

Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz

10086

102020T05

 

 

102020T26

Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

10129

102020T04

 

 

102020T21

Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

10423

102020T17

 

 

102020T19

 

 

112020T04

Hill's Prescription Diet Derm Defense Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

10509

102020T05

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz

4969

102020T18

Hill's Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz

7036

102020T12

Hill's Science Diet Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

7037

102020T13

 

 

112020T23

Hill's Science Diet Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz

7038

102020T06

Hill's Science Diet Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz

7040

102020T13

Hill's Science Diet Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz

7048

112020T19

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

7055

092020T31

 

 

102020T13

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

7056

092020T31

 

 

112020T20

 

 

112020T24

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz

7057

112020T19

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz

10452

102020T14

 

 

102020T21

Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

10763

102020T04

 

 

112020T11